As Elgin wakes from a centuries-long sleep, it’s to the memory of danger and loss. Even in the confusion of re-animation, he wonders if this time she’ll be there. But then he remembers the mysterious Visitor and the perilous mission that took Frances from him, and darkness closes in again. Even so, there’s always the hope that this time will be different, that they will have found a way. It was always like this. Hope would always rise again, no matter how often it was struck down.
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ePub ereader format - 978-0-9919532-0-2
PDF format - 978-0-9919532-1-9
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Green Comet is book one in the Green Comet trilogy. Book two - Parasite Puppeteers and book three - The Francesians are also available at Internet Archive.
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December 29, 2012 Subject:
Green Comet from the Eyes of a Non-Native English Speaker
I finished reading Green Comet a few days ago. It has a solid plot resting upon an original idea: comet inhabitants. I say it’s solid because the author leads readers throughout the technical difficulties of such a setting and make it highly credible by means of precise and detailed descriptions. The characters, although fantastic, are also credible and realistic thanks to the advances in science. Now, this is not only a story of science (science-fiction), but also one of the most basic elements in human nature: doing one’s best, risking life, finding (and keeping) real love, and facing extreme danger bravely in spite of our very own fear. The narrative figure does not get in the way: it helps to disclose the characters’ emotions without giving too much information away or forcibly keeping relevant details.
Green Comet makes us imagine the endless possibilities for progress that technology offers and at the same time makes us question our personal attitudes and goals in life thanks to its round, well-developed characters. They are loyal, brave, loving, and hard-working…but also far from perfect: they must fight against their individual fears, doubts, and prejudices to conquer themselves while facing their worst threat as a people.
This novel is deep and quite technical yet enjoyable and able to make you smile and even laugh.
If you want to read a fine piece of writing in which the marvels of precise engineering blend with the subjectivity of human(?) nature, take a look at Green Comet. I am glad I read it.